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action on issues such as jobs, social security, and corruption. >> translator: in the new environment, our party faces many tough challenges. there are numerous pressing problems within the party and senior ranks that need to be resolved, especially corruption and the acceptance of bribes. >> reporter: xi jinping is taking over the position of general secretary from hu jintao. he will lead the political bureau standing committee, china's main decision-making body. the number of seats on the committee has been reduced to seven from nine. analysts say the party made the change to speed up the decision-making process. xi jinping and another top official, li keqiang, have been on the standing committee since 2007. the rest of the members are new. xi introduced them all during his speech. [ applause ] >> li keqiang. comrade zhang dejiang. comrade liu yunshan. comra comrade yu zhengsheng. and comrade zhang gaoli. >> reporter: the majority of officials on the standing committee are allies of former president jiang zemin, who retired from politics nearly a decade ago. they face a number of ch
and ignorance have led to unparalleled destruction to the environment in the niger delta. for decades shell pumped oil here. the company is accused of not doing enough to stop the leaks. the situation in the fishing village of bodo is especially dramatic. several oil disasters have poisoned the water, and destroyed the livelihood of fishermen like akare linus. >> i'm very angry at the people responsible for all this here. there used to be enough fish for everyone. then, because of the oil, all my nets were damaged. besides, i can't use my boat anymore because of the oil pollution. but what infuriates me is that there's hardly anything to catch here anymore, anyway. almost all the fish are dead. >> activist kentebe ebiaridor supports the villagers in their fight for compensation. he says the greatest scandal is that the people are still being left to deal with the oil pollution on their own. >> politicians have promised a better life for these people. politicians have promised that that they are going to improve the standard of living for the people. they have also promised that they're goin
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